About KinderCare Education®

KinderCare Education operates more than 1,380 early learning centers, and more than 560 Champions sites, supported by a corporate team of nearly 600 headquarters employees in Portland, Oregon. In 2019, KinderCare Education earned their third Gallup Great Workplace Award – one of only 39 companies worldwide to win this award.

  • In neighborhoods with our KinderCare®Learning Centers that offer early childhood education and child care for children six weeks to 12 years old
  • At work through KinderCare Education at Work™, family benefits for employers including on-site and near-site early learning centers and back-up care for last-minute child care
  • In local schools with our Champions®before and after-school programs.

Job Summary:

As part of our IT Operations team, you are an experienced and highly skilled SQL DBA who maintains, improves, and supports our mission-critical application and reporting databases across the enterprise systems suite. These application and business intelligence DBs are integral to several rapidly growing lines of business as we undertake a roadmap of technical and digital transformation including migration to the Cloud.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage SQL Server databases supporting critical business applications across multiple application stacks
  • Configure and maintain database servers and processes
  • Monitor system’s health and performance
  • Ensure high levels of performance, availability, sustainability, and security
  • Analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time
  • Provide suggestions for solutions to deadlocks, performance issues, index optimization, etc
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Assist developers with query tuning and schema refinement
  • Participate in on-call rotation for critical production system support
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours


Key desired skills and experience:

  • 3 years of experience as a SQL Server DBA or similar role
  • 3 years of experience with MY SQL Server Administration experience (required)
  • 3 years of experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO)
  • 3 years of experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • 3 years of experience of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills\
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to achieve results within tight deadlines.
  • Positive, results-driven, rational, logical, team player.
  • Experience working with remote teams is desirable.
  • MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus